[ISN] Military set to lead on US domestic cyber-security

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 00:03:33 -0500 (CDT)

By Lewis Page
The Register
25th May 2011 

The US military will play a leading role in defending homeland America 
from cyber attacks, and this will include providing cybersecurity to key 
infrastructure on US soil.

Robert J Butler, deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, 
briefed senators in Washington on the plans yesterday. Butler stated 
that the Defense department would of course safeguard its own .mil 
domain, but would also closely collaborate with the Departments of 
Homeland Security and Justice to guard and patrol the rest of America's 
cyber territory.

Philip Reitinger, DHS bigwig, seemed to imply that the military would 
lead on cybersecurity even in the domestic sphere.

"We each bring unique things to the table," he said. "DOD [the Defense 
Department] has unparalleled technical expertise and cyber expertise."


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